AbstractWelcome to Principles of Sociology! While all of us are aware that we live in a society and that we belong to various social groups, we do not usually spend much time pondering how being a member of society and social groups contributes to who we are as individuals. Sociology asks how society is formed and how society and the individual are linked....
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
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- Class Level(s):
- College 100
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Usage NotesThis syllabus can be used with a variety of Introductory text books, readers, or shorter supplmentary texts. In addition to texts listed, I have also used James Henslin's, Essentials of Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach along with the Exploring Social Life Reader. I have also substituted the reader for short non-fiction texts such as Barbara...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Describe the work of sociologists by using the sociological perspective, concepts, theories, and methods developed by sociologists to study society and the individual.
- Define culture and social structure, explain their components, and discuss how they impact individuals and groups. In doing so, define and apply such sociological terms as deviance, family, sexism, racism, stratification, and social change.
- List and describe some of the major social problems in recent global history and compare and contrast theories of social change using examples of how individuals and groups have changed social structures.
- Learning goals 1, 2, and 3 can be assessed by reviewing student performance on weekly or bi-weekly quizzes and 2-4 exams per semester.
- Learning goals 1, 2, and 3 can be assessed by reviewing students written work on "applied sociology projects," brief application papers that require students to conduct small scale experiments, report, and connect findings tocourse material.
- Learning goals 1, 2, and 3 can be assessed by reviewing student participation in and responses to interactive lectures and in class activities.